International Fund for Agricultural Development
Development banks, institutions pledge US$17 billion to increase food security in Africa
A coalition of multilateral development banks and development partners has pledged over US$17 billion in financing on Friday during a high-level forum, in a bold bid to address rising hunger on the African continent and to improve food security.
School meals in Guatemala - making food systems work
Guatemala has the fourth highest rate of malnutrition in the world where over 50 per cent of children under five are stunted. Many children do not get enough nutritious food, and often came to school hungry.Tags : NUTRITION
Farming, COVID, and Farmers’ Mental Health - Episode 19
We begin this month’s episode with the latest from IFAD’s Associate Vice-President Donal Brown on how small-scale farmers are dealing with the COVID-19 crisis.
IFAD and the SDGs
The 2030 Agenda is a global commitment to “leave no one behind” in realizing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Nowhere is the challenge of leaving no one behind more salient than in rural areas.
Responding to COVID-19
L'épidémie de COVID-19 s’est rapidement propagée à travers le monde, perturbant profondément les activités essentielles aux besoins humains, comme l’agriculture , et menaçant les moyens d’existence des personnes qui vivent de ces activités.
Transforming food systems for all
A food system includes all the aspects of feeding and nourishing people: growing, harvesting, packaging, processing, transporting, marketing and consuming food. It encompasses all the interactions between people and the natural world – land, water, the climate, etc. – and the natural world’s effects on human health and nutrition.
Research and data
Research and data
Examining the climate finance gap for small-scale agriculture
In a rapidly changing world, agriculture remains the heart of sustainable development. The risks facing the world in this final decade left to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals are many, but the opportunities are equally numerous.
The Land Tenure Security Advantage: A catalytic asset for sustainable and inclusive rural transformationThe Land Tenure Security Advantage presents an overview of IFAD’s engagement in securing land tenure for the rural poor.
Research Series Issue 62: The spillover effects of seed producer groups on non-member farmers in mid-hill communities of NepalRice farmers in the mid-hills region of Nepal are vulnerable to drought, which can drastically reduce yields. Stress-tolerant rice varieties can mitigate this vulnerability, as can having a high seed replacement rate and using best management practices in rice cultivation.
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The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is an international financial institution and a specialized agency of the United Nations dedicated to eradicating poverty and hunger in rural areas of developing countries.
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